When you’re done defeating the smaller enemies in Remnant From the Ashes and done upgrading your weapons and gear, it’s time to face a big threat. The game constantly puts you in the mouth of danger with menacing and formidable boss enemies. The fights require you to use different strategies and approaches to beat the foe as you learn their attack patterns and move-set. Below, we have detailed tips and tricks that’ll certainly help you beat every boss in Remnant From the Ashes.
Remnant From the Ashes Bosses Guide
Bosses in Remnant From the Ashes require good awareness of the attack patterns of the foe as well as that of the environment or arena you’ll be fighting in. Upgrading equipment and weapons before encountering the boss is encouraged, just as you would in a Dark Souls game. For more detailed info on upgrades, head to our Remnant: From the Ashes Iron Guide. We’d also highlight any other useful items you could benefit from carrying in these boss fights.
As a general rule to evade attacks, make use of your Roll mechanic. This dodge maneuver has some i-frames so if you time it correctly, you’re going invulnerable and untouched from any harm. Additionally, in all these fights, you’ll encounter a wave of explosive minions. That seems to be the trend for most of the boss fights. The best way to deal with these standard enemies is to shoot them close to the boss or before they reach you. This ensures that they won’t cause damage to you upon exploding, but only to the boss enemy.
How to Beat Shroud
This is the first boss you’ll encounter in Remnant From the Ashes. The level is within the sewers region after you cross the subway. Shroud is a double-threat because not only will be you tackling it but also its spawned Roots. Thankfully these are your standard foes with regular melee and ranged attacks, so you can dispose off them easily.
Before taking on the battle with the Shroud, gather healing tonics and bandages, which will help you regenerate health quicker throughout the fight. These items can be acquired from the vendor, Reggie in Ward 13. When facing Shroud, you need to be wary of his bow and arrow attacks. These come from a long-range or from above, with arrows inflicting a Bleed status that continues to drain your health.
We advise you to dodge these attacks and be constantly in motion, as the boss teleports around and covers itself with clouds of smoke. Rolling over is key here as you don’t wanna get cornered or overwhelmed by enemies.
In terms of dealing damage, focus fire on the head region of the Shroud especially when it’s stationary. Before initiating an attack, there will a window of opportunity when you can shoot at Shroud, so deal damage this way.
How to Beat Gorefist
This is a heavy-hitting boss who deals an insane amount of melee damage. Thus, the name of the game is to keep your distance and dodge Gorefist’s attacks at all costs. You can predict them when you see him readying his blade for an attack or charging at you. Moreover, you’ll need to deal with Gorefist’s minions throughout the fight, which are easy to deal with.
These small glowing guys explode when near you. So either you can dodge these explosions, or if you’re really clever, use them against Gorefist to stagger it. This gives you a window to inflict some good damage. Use ranged weapons and make use of the obstacles in the large room to the right, in order to keep Gorefist at bay.
How to Beat The Ent
This boss enemy will be encountered in one of the more open areas in the game in The Choking Hollow. The boss fight has multiple phases whereby The Ent will change its moves and attack patterns. The Ent has a huge health pool so it’ll take quite a lot of hits to whittle his health down to zero. This enemy will inflict the Infected status effect, so stock up on those Oilskin Tonics.
The fight starts with a stomp attack from The Ent which sends out shockwaves. You can deal with them by rolling through the first wave of this attack. You get a brief window where you can shoot down at The Ent. Deal with the smaller enemies by shooting the pink guys so they don’t explode near you. Make sure to collect ammunition from them as this will be a long fight.
The next phases see The Ent send out an explosive foe who comes charging at you. Dodge out of the way at the earliest to avoid getting hit by the explosion. Now, wait for his ground slam attack where he uses both his hands. Time your dodge and then immediately focus fire on the red cluster on its back for bonus damage.
You now enter the final phase, where The Ent wreaks havoc via mortars and explosive enemies. Thankfully, you can circle around The Ent and use the impact of the mortars to get rid of the smaller foes. After dodging his mortar attacks, concentrate fire again on the boss enemy to bring it down.
How to Beat The Undying King
One of the more tougher bosses, The Undying King is encountered in The Undying Court on Rhom. Unlike the other bosses, you have a choice either to serve his needs or fight him. Before you can focus your fire on The Undying King, take care of his summoned minions and turrets. The latter will especially deal chunks of damage from far away as they continue to fire at you.
As for the King himself, he summons the might of the lethal scythes. Once he wields the weapon, he will charge at you or jump to close the distance for a powerful melee attack. In such a case, it’s best to roll over towards The Undying King and move behind his back to unleash your attacks and deal damage.
He’ll regenerate health a couple of times when he sits on his throne and resorts to summoning the minions again. Keep focusing fire on it to eliminate The Undying King.
How to Beat Scourge
You’ll encounter Scourge once you reach The Hive, in the dungeons of The Scouring Waste. Before the fight, we highly encourage you to stock up on the Heavy Water Elixir from the vendor in Ward 13 to combat the Radiation status effect of the Scourge attacks. Moreover, keep your distance from the Scourge unless you want the Radiation meter to go up like crazy. You should focus fire on the torso of the Scourge, since shooting his mask will send out homing projectiles.
You’ll also need to deal with the minions, like any other boss. Make sure to dodge Scourge’s attacks, which are easily predicted thanks to how slow their start-up is. In addition to the projectiles, he’ll move closer for a winding punch attack which is also easily evaded.
How to Beat The Harrow
The Harrow is a bit different from the other bosses since the focus this time around is on eliminating the minions to get to the main boss. The Harrow is a nimble foe that will deal decent damage with his clawy melee attacks up close. Once you eliminate the first wave of the minions, the skeleton-like boss, will emerge and rush at you.
Dodge his attacks and keep your distance while focusing fire on him. Now rinse and repeat with the second wave of the minions until you’re able to put down The Harrow for good.
How to Beat Ixillis XV
The encounter takes place in a swampy region, on a bridge in Crosus. Ixillis XV can fly a bit and perform attacks with his spear. The perfect time to dodge is when you see this spear light up green. There’s also another move where Ixillis XV mediates and summons white orbs which will home in on you. Shoot them before they reach you.
Now deal with the minions as you would by quickly firing at them before they’re up close and may explode. Once you’re midway through the battle with the boss, a second phase arrives and with it a second identical boss. So at the same time, you’ll be facing two boss enemies near the swampy bridge. At this point, prepare for a lethal screaming attack unleashed by the two bosses in conjunction. This whittles a lot of your health, so shoot multiple times at the heads of the two bosses to interrupt the attack.
Though the most reliable method is to shoot at the head region and the locks on the boss enemies, you can cleverly lure them off the bridge for an easier time. If you have high-impact weapons like a shotgun, you can use it at close range to push back Ixillis XV and his pal off the bridge.
How to Beat The Unclean One
After making your way to a swampy region in Corsus, you’ll come across a deserted shack with The Unclean One boss inside. The Unclean One uses his huge hammer to deal immense melee damage up close so keep your distance at all costs. Be ready to roll away when you see the boss climb the walls of the area or leap high into the air for a slam attack. Also, if you’re far away, the boss will charge at you and can attack you through walls. Beware of this attack.
When the minions spawn, The Unclean will perform a 360-degree spin attack with his hammer that covers a wide radius. Be sure to back up by rolling away from The Unclean One. This will cause The Unclean One to cause damage to the minions, while you can shoot at the boss enemy from a range. Focus fire on the head and the posterior region of the boss as they’re the most vulnerable parts of it.
How to Beat Thrall
In the Musk Forge region of Corsus, The Thrall is encountered. The main threat of the boss is the Corrosion status effect. This comes in the form of toxic green clouds which he inflicts causing the player’s armor to lose effectiveness. Thankfully, this debuff can be removed by applying the Greenleaf cure which you can obtain from Reggie in Ward 13.
There’s also the matter of his teleportation when he performs a projectile attack that can be easily dodged but will mark the emergence of the minions. Quickly deal with the minions while ensuring you don’t step in the Corrosion-ridden territory. Then focus fire on the Thrall to get rid of the boss enemy.
If you are interested in learning more about the game then be sure to check out our guides on where you can find different amulets in the game and the effects of different rings. You can also check out our guide on where you can find all the different weapons.
This marks the end of our Remnant From the Ashes Boss Guide.